I mentioned in my previous entry that during my indefinite break from school I will practice on creating and coding my own layouts again. For the past three nights this is what I have been working on. Coded this theme from scratch, too.
Welp. I’ve swallowed what’s left of my pride and decided to finally bite the premade-theme bug.
I have mix thoughts on pre-made layouts especially when I was on the “peak” of my online life.. it’s something along the lines of “If you’re serious about blogging, you have to have a nice layout to go with it. Otherwise, you are just in for the thrill.” I know, it’s pretty pathetic. But what can you do, a lot can change in 5 years. :))
Ever since I got myself a tumblr account (2 years ago), I stopped making layouts from scratch for my blog, especially in tumblr. Back then I didn’t think it was necessary because the point of that specific blog over there was for random stuff.. so even a white, “minimalist” layout would do. I didn’t think much if I were going to have readers or not because I made that account/blog account(s) for me. My mess, my randomness. I never told anyone my URL.. until some of my online buddies found it out on their own.
For the last two years, I’ve spent more time in Tumblr and eventually my WordPress “skills” have (should I say) disappeared. 🙁
I opened my site again (2 weeks ago, I think), put the maintenance mode plugin back to its place, in hopes that one of these days (during my christmas break), I’ll be able to conceptualize a layout that will work for me and would catapult to making an epic comeback to the blogging world.
Unfortunately, I’ve failed in even trying to do that.. because, the moment I opened photoshop, 2 hours has passed and I haven’t finalized even just a draft! 😛 I guess blogging is out of my system now?
NAH, NOT QUITE. I blame tumblr for sucking all my time that’s supposed to be for this site. For major upgrades, especially now that I’ve learned new things in school about Web Dev’t that might just come in handy for my own use, for upcoming layouts and such. 2009 was a year spent in Tumblr, and I’m not very proud of that.. its like being addicted to cocaine, or like addiction that hardcore rpg gamers experience.
I still write long-ass entries that a couple of people find time to read (though I notice the trend now is tl;dr), and between those long, novela-length entries, I put some random filler posts in between. Heh, no, they aren’t there just to be fillers.. or for tumblarity (DIE!), they’re there simply for the reason that I want to ‘share’ it, or for my sake of filling up my “tumblr scrapbook”, to be some kind of design.
Anyway, 2010’s a new year.. hopefully a year that I will become more active here again. Happy new year guys! 😀 I’m really excited to see things unfold this year, hahaha. And and, don’t you just find the number 2010 pretty in general? I know for sure I’ll enjoy writing/typing this year.. on quiz papers (no not really, I don’t get quizzes anymore in school; if we do.. its usually online-based haha)
It’s so easy to type, unlike 2009.. boring. What more with the year “2012”? Ooooh, intriguing! :))
Let me know what I missed on the blogosphere! Please? 😛 Tumblr and domain blogging are two very different worlds.. though, I noticed towards the end of 2009, more people started using it. And many people didn’t agree with that. That’s another story!
Oh yeah, I parted ways/broke with unlearnme.cn hahaha. I couldn’t pay up the price for a .cn anymore, too expensive! I’ve a new one but I’m gonna use it for school so no need to really know what’s the name.. but I’m sure y’all can figure out what it is when I say that it’s a domain name I’ll be using professionally. And for the first time, my domain name is not related to Incubus!